Ahead of the racing coaching is available for all prospective participants, whether seasoned racers or sailors new to the class. The coaching clinic will be run by GBSC and will include Will Leech, Rob Lehane and Ruardhri de Faoite. Participants can come for either a 5 day (Mon-Fri) or 3 day (Weds-Fri) coaching clinic. This will give sailors who have spent lots of time stuck in their books to blow away the cobwebs and get fully tuned-up for the championship racing at the weekend.
There will be three ability groups, including one for youngsters just starting in the class, to ensure sailors get the right input for their current stage of development. The intention is for a good balance of hard work and fun so the sailors are ready for the weekend of racing without being tired out. In consultation with the 420 Class Association we have reduced the coaching fees to a minimum to ensure the event is as affordable as possible for participants.
John Leech, PRO for championship remarked: "GBSC is delighted to welcome the 420 fleet back to Galway Bay for the Connacht Championships. Galway is a superb centre for sailing activity as was demonstrated when the Volvo Ocean Race visited. It's a great opportunity for visiting 420 sailors to enjoy good racing and have some fun with the active fleet of 420s based here."420 Connachts & Coaching Week.
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